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February events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (7 p.m.) Coffee and Chat – Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles. The group discussion is facilitated by a mental health professional. Topic: "Parents and Siblings Talk About the Needs of Siblings." Register at www.connectingforkids.org/register, or email: info@connectingforkids.org or by phone: 440-250-5563.

Wednesdays, Feb. 8 and 15 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Speaker Series Lunch & Learn – Guest speakers join Career Transition Center to present informative and timely topics for job seekers. Bring your lunch; learn and grow. Coffee provided.

Wednesdays, Feb. 8 and 15 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Feb. 9 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Feb. 9 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The February selection is "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren.

Friday, Feb. 10 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird(er) Science – Each session teaches fundamental principles in an entertaining format, through demonstrations and hands-on activities. This month: Learn all about our Solar System. Grades 5-6. Please register.

Saturday, Feb. 11 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) SAT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time with an SAT practice exam. Study skills will be discussed and detailed results will be returned to students the following week at the results session. Students are asked to bring their own pencils and scientific calculator. Grades 9-12. Please register.

Saturday, Feb. 11 (2-3 p.m.) Pinterest Club – Come each month to recreate a fun craft from Pinterest. This month: "Mandala Rocks." Grades 7-9. Registration begins one week before each session.

Saturday, Feb. 11 (2-4 p.m.) Carry Out Crafts – Stop in to see our featured craft. We have all the supplies you’ll need to create something fantastic!

Sunday, Feb. 12 (2-4 p.m.) Mad 4 Manga – A great club for anime and manga lovers! All otakus and newbies welcome! Grades 7-12 only please.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:58 AM, 02.07.2017

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

It's a pre-Oscar party at the Bay Village branch library to celebrate the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. Come hear David Moss, Fox 8’s Mossman, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. as he talks about Oscar rules, 24 award categories, and nominated films. Participants will have the opportunity to predict who they think will win and enter a contest for free movie tickets.

Other upcoming programs at the library include:

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Feb. 16 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Grades 3-5: Join us to discuss, "Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White" by Melissa Sweet. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Thursday, Feb. 23 (7 p.m.) We're Going to the Dogs – Grades K-2: We'll share dog books, songs and rhymes and make treats which will be delivered to dogs at a local shelter.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Chill with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, experiments and more! Registration required.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:57 AM, 02.07.2017

New items at Porter Library

Have you ever had a device that has run out of battery power? You no longer have to worry about that happening at Westlake Porter Public Library! Friends of WPPL has generously funded the purchase of three charging stations throughout the library. These were recently installed in the Youth Services, Reference and Circulation areas. The Circulation area charging station is also a locker. Multiple cords are available to fit most devices. Charge on!

Ever leave your book at school and have homework due? Now there is no excuse! New at the library is a set of current Big Ideas Math textbooks that are being used in the schools. These are for library use only, and are available on the shelf in Youth Services. Thank you to Kathi Maxwell, Director of Academic Services at Westlake City Schools, for securing this generous donation from the publisher to support students utilizing their Big Ideas Math textbooks at school and at home.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:45 AM, 02.07.2017

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

Colson Whitehead's National Book Award winner, "The Underground Railroad," Pulitzer Prize winner "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance were some of the great reads of 2016. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., Bill Kelly – CCPL Adult Services Manager and a jurist on the Andrew Carnegie Medal Committee – will discuss his picks for the best books of 2016. Join us to find out about titles you may have missed and should add to your reading list.

Other upcoming programs at the library include:

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, Feb. 1 (3:15 p.m.) Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Ages 2-5 with caregiver: Drop off your stuffed animal at the Bay Village Library on Jan. 31 any time between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join us the next day for a stuffed animal sleepover party with stories, crafts and activities when you pick up your favorite stuffed friend. One stuffed animal per child.

TEEN

Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8 (3 p.m.) Teen Zone – Grades 5 & up: Chill with something fun to do after school – gaming, art, movies, experiments and more! Registration required.

Thursday, Feb. 2 (3 p.m.) Write On – Grades 5-8: Join us for fun, quirky and challenging writing exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:40 AM, 01.24.2017

Westlake Porter Public Library holds annual book sale

If it's February, it must mean that the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library are having their Annual Book Sale. Three rooms filled with thousands of books, DVDs, audio books, music CDs, sheet music, National Geographic magazines, puzzles, and more. One whole room is just for fiction and another room is filled with children's books. The large Porter Room will hold non-fictiion, special priced books, and audio-visual items. Come early for a good selection.

A silent auction of some very special donations is taking place in the lobby of the library. Interesting sets of books for history buffs, art books, signed fiction, bundles of items about the Indians and the Browns, books about Cleveland, and much more are ready to take your bid. The bidding ends at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 5. You can bid at any time the library is open. No phone bids.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:38 AM, 01.24.2017

January events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Jan. 10 (10 a.m.-noon) Career Transition Center: Communicating Effectively with Employers – Come learn tips to guide you to successful conversations with prospective employers. Learn how they perceive you so you can make the right impression.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In January we’ll discuss "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell.

Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 18 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Career Transition Center: Speaker Series Lunch & Learn – Guest speakers present informative and timely topics for job seekers. Bring your lunch; learn and grow. Coffee provided.

Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 18 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Jan. 12 and 19 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The January selection is "Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble" by Daniel Lyons.

Friday, Jan. 13 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird(er) Science – Each session teaches fundamental principles in an entertaining format, through demonstrations and hands-on activities. This month: Learn all about birds in our area, their colors, shapes, calls, habitats and more. Grades 5-6. Registration begins one week before each session.

Saturday, Jan. 14 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) ACT Practice Exam – Get ready for test time with an ACT practice exam. Students are asked to bring their own pencils and scientific calculator. Grades 9-12. Please register.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:14 AM, 01.10.2017

Friends of Bay Village Library to hold winter book sale

The Friends of the Bay Village Library Winter Used Book Sale begins Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. The sale is held in the meeting room of the library.

There is a large selection of books for readers of all ages as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and more. All materials have been categorized for easy shopping. Tuesday, the last day of the sale, is bag day when a full bag of books costs $1. Bags are provided by the library. Proceeds from the sale are used to support library programs and activities.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:12 AM, 01.10.2017

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Did you receive a new e-reader this holiday season? Learn how to borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime, anywhere. Bring your device and passwords to the library Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and our staff will get you started. Our Digital Collection is available 24/7, 365 days a year, and there are never any late fees!

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Tuesday, Jan. 17 (4 p.m.) Popcorn Olympics – Grades 3-6: Celebrate National Popcorn Day with the Popcorn Olympics! Join us for popcorn inspired games including the popcorn parachute game, popcorn distance throw, popcorn pick-up, popcorn shoe race and more!

Wednesday, Jan. 18 (7 p.m.) Mad Scientist: Rockets! – Join us for a hands-on science program building a simple rocket. We will then customize our rockets and compete in target practice.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:16 AM, 01.10.2017

Porter Library to upgrade catalog system Jan. 3-5

Westlake Porter Public Library will ring in the New Year by performing a major catalog system upgrade from Jan. 3-5, 2017. The upgrade provides a more cost-effective method of backing up the system and will allow the library to take advantage of some new products offered by the vendor, SIRSI Inc. The library will remain open throughout the process, and no materials will be due during this time.           

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Volume 8, Issue 24, Posted 10:04 AM, 12.13.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

As we head into 2017, the Bay Village branch library staff would like to thank you for your patronage in 2016. It's been a great year for books, movies and music. Stop by the library for recommendations on titles we think you'd love.

Books make wonderful and appreciated gifts. Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Great Books for Kids – an annual list of the best recent publications for kids of all ages – can give you some ideas on what titles to give to children and teenagers this holiday season.

Our library will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1 to celebrate the holidays. Our digital collection is always open, so don't forget to browse ebook, emagazine, movie and music selections.

CHILDREN

Storytimes are on hiatus for the month of December. Please join us again in January. Meanwhile, check out our seasonal and children's programs for this month.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Friday, Dec. 23 (all day) Make and Take Craft – Drop in to make a seasonal craft.

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Volume 8, Issue 24, Posted 10:11 AM, 12.13.2016

December events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8 (6:30-8 p.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 7 (4-5:30 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2 (9:30 OR 10:30 a.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 3 (9:30, 10:30 OR 11:30 a.m.) Connecting for Kids: Music Therapy & More –This program is designed for children ages 1-6 who are struggling in an area of development. Join us for a program designed to model and teach families how to use music to improve their child’s skills. Led by a board-certified music therapist. Each session is 30 minutes. Register at connectingforkids.org/register or by phone, 440-250-5563.

Friday, Dec. 2 (10:30-11:15 a.m.) Paint Your Story – Westlake’s Over the Moon ceramics studio will host this special preschool program. We’ll share a story about Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, and then we’ll decorate a groovy ceramic button to take home! Ages 3-5. Please register.

Friday, Dec. 2 (4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday: Evergreen Trees – Join Mrs. K as we explore the wonders of the world. This month we’ll observe pine cones of all sizes while learning about evergreen trees! Ages 4-6. Please register.

Saturday, Dec. 3 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of Pokemon-themed play, prizes and crafts! Ages 6- 12.

Saturday, Dec. 3 (3-3:45 p.m.) Gingerbread Fun! – Create your own gingerbread house with us! Just bring your sweet imagination, and we’ll supply all the necessary parts and pieces! Ages 7-10. Please register.

Sunday, Dec. 4 (2-3:30 p.m.) Boredom Busters! – Are you bored? Drop by the Storytime Room and join in the fun! We will have different activities available each month. All ages welcome! Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Volume 8, Issue 23, Posted 9:38 AM, 11.29.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

As we head into the holiday season, join us at the Bay Village branch library on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. for a showing of "The Polar Express." It's the perfect movie to get you into the holiday spirit. While you're here check out our seasonal displays and take home a good book or movie to enjoy with your family.

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (3 p.m.) Sound Board Art – Ages 11-14: In this workshop led by the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, participants will explore the intersection of art and technology. Teens will create interactive 2-D art using found objects and paint. Sound will be added to the visual imagery created through the use of Bare Conductive technology. Teens will utilize a water-based electric paint that, with the touch of a finger, will transmit pre-recorded sounds using Arduino-like Touch Boards. Teens will bring their art to life electronically by choosing different sounds to play through the circuit/sensor board.

Thursday, Nov. 17 (4 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Grades 3-5: Join us to discuss this month's title, "Rump: The true story of Rumpelstiltskin" by Liesl Shurtliff. The book will be available at the circulation desk.

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Volume 8, Issue 22, Posted 9:48 AM, 11.15.2016

November events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 1 (7 p.m.) Coffee and Chat – Join us as we discuss a topic related to parenting children who struggle. The group discussion is facilitated by a mental health professional. Topic: "Marriage Under Pressure – Parenting a Child Who Struggles."

Tuesday, Nov. 1 (7 p.m.) Tuesday Evening Book Discussion – In November we’ll discuss "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.

Wednesdays, Nov. 2 and 9 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogy Society Help Session – Please join the genealogy group for an informal walk-in help session.

Wednesdays, Nov. 2 and 9 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Nov. 3 and 10 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign up your child for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us as we explore some of the classic films from the genres of horror, science fiction and suspense. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (7-8 p.m.) Badge 387 and Other Stories From the Cleveland Police Department – Author Robert Sberna and a representative of the Cleveland PD will discuss the recent developments in police and community dynamics – what works and what doesn’t work. Please register.

Thursday, Nov. 3 (1-7 p.m.) American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Thursday, Nov. 3 (6-8 p.m.) and Monday, Nov. 7 (4-6 p.m.) NaNoWriMo at Porter – Working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month? Join other writers for a write-in session! Work solo or brainstorm ideas with others. All aspiring authors are welcome.

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 10:07 AM, 11.01.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were two major players in jazz music. Their collaboration brought about a new style of jazz that became known as bebop. On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., please join us at the Bay Village branch library for live performance – and lecture – by a talented jazz band. You won't want to miss this program featuring the cool sounds of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Nov. 3 (7 p.m.) We're Going Batty! – Grades K-2: Hear the story of Stellaluna followed by related bat activities and crafts.

Saturday, Nov. 12 (10:30 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Join us for a program geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 11.01.2016

Bay Village Library Book Sale

The annual Fall Used Book Sale at the Bay Village Branch Library begins Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Bay Village Library. Proceeds from the sale are used for upcoming library programs and activities. There is a large selection of books for readers of all ages as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and more. All materials have been categorized for easy shopping. Tuesday, the last day of the sale, is bag day when a full bag of books costs $1. Bags are provided by the library.

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Volume 8, Issue 20, Posted 10:26 AM, 10.18.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

As we head into Halloween, don't forget to stop by the Bay Village branch library to stock up on spine-tingling reads and spooky movies.

Fans of the supernatural will want to join us for "Tales from the Eerie Shore: Ghosts of Ohio" on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Award-winning authors, ghost hunters and para-historians Theresa Argie and Cathi Weber – aka The Haunted Housewives – will  present us with spine-tingling tour of the most interesting paranormal hotspots of the North Coast and beyond!

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, Oct. 19 (5:30 p.m.) National Chemistry Week: Solving Mysteries through Chemistry – Grades 3-6: Come join us for fun, hands on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get in and get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society. We invite families to stay and participate. Registration required.

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Volume 8, Issue 20, Posted 10:27 AM, 10.18.2016

Bay Village Library offers after-school homework help

Since 2002, Cuyahoga County Public Library’s (CCPL) Homework Center program has helped thousands of students in grades K-8 improve their grades and subject comprehension. The Homework Center program is currently offered at 10 CCPL branch locations.

This fall, CCPL is expanding its after-school homework help services to 12 additional branches, including the Bay Village Branch, through its new Homework Mentors program. Trained mentors will be available to provide students in grades K-8 with homework assistance from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday – no appointment necessary. Students in need of extra assistance with their homework may simply bring their assignments to the library, where they will connect with a trained mentor.

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Volume 8, Issue 20, Posted 10:27 AM, 10.18.2016

October events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Tuesday, Oct. 4 (7:30-8:45 p.m.) FYI Opera – Stars of the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Program will preview Puccini’s "Sister Angelica" and Menotti’s "Amelia Goes to the Ball."

Wednesdays, Oct. 5 and 12 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (1-2:30 p.m.) Cuyahoga West Genealogy Society Help Session – Please join the genealogy group for an informal walk-in help session.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 13 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us as we explore some of the classic films from the genres of horror, science fiction and suspense. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Friday, Oct. 7 (10:30-11:15 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Features an adapted storytime for children with special needs and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Includes time for social play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Registration begins one week before each session.

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Volume 8, Issue 19, Posted 9:06 AM, 10.04.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to join us at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. to learn some tricks of the trade for ghoulish make-up. Katie Lane, a consultant, makeup artist, and actor for haunted attractions will show you how to apply makeup that's sure to be a hit for Halloween.

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Saturday, Oct. 8 (11 a.m.) Kids Cartoon – Grades 3-5: Join a guest artist in the graphic design field as you learn how to draw cartoons and comic strips, and practice drawing your own! Registration required.

Thursday, Oct. 13 (7 p.m.) Mad Scientists: Rubber Band Powered Racers – Grades K- 2: Join us for a hands-on science program building a rubber band racer and testing its abilities.

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Volume 8, Issue 19, Posted 9:08 AM, 10.04.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Stevie Wonder has provided us with wonderful music for decades. This influential musician is the subject of the Bay Village branch library's first Jazz/Music Icon series presentation. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. to hear live music and lecture on this popular American musician and his impact on the recording and music industry. Then join us again on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. for the second presentation, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Sept. 22 (4 p.m.)  Let's Play Library Bingo – Grades 3-5: Before we play Bingo, we'll share a story or two and talk about the library-themed categories in the game. Then it will be game on!

Saturday, Oct. 8 (11 a.m.) Kids Cartoon – Grades 3-5: Join a guest artist in the graphic design field as you learn how to draw cartoons and comic strips, and practice drawing your own! Registration required.

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Volume 8, Issue 18, Posted 9:51 AM, 09.20.2016

Upcoming Programs at Bay Village Branch Library

Are you over 55 and interested in writing fiction, but need a place to start? Join us at the Bay Village branch library for a special eight-week program, Arts4Life, in which teaching artist Laura Grace Weldon will guide you through the writing process to stretch and strengthen your fiction writing skills through creative activities, collaborative exercises, and sharing of your work. The first session starts Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.

CHILDREN

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Sept. 8 (7 p.m) Mad Scientists: Catapults – Grades K-2: Join us for a hands-on science program building simple catapults and competing in target practice.

Saturday, Sept. 10 (10:30 a.m.) Sensory Storytime – Join us for a program geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.

Monday, Sept. 12 (6:30 p.m.) Coding Jr. – Grades K-2: Learn the basics of block coding, set the scene and help your characters move, jump, dance and sing using Scratch Jr. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch Library. Registration required.

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Volume 8, Issue 17, Posted 11:14 AM, 09.07.2016

September events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesday, Sept. 7 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us as we explore some of the classic films from the genres of horror, science fiction and suspense. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Wednesdays, Sept. 7 and 14 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 15 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The September selection is "Theft of Memory" by Jonathan Kozol.

Friday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 12 (6:30-7:15 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Features an adapted storytime for children with special needs and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome. Includes time for social play. Content is geared to ages 3-7. Registration begins one week before each session.

Friday, Sept. 9 (3-3:35 p.m. OR 4-4:45 p.m.) Fun Science Friday – Join Mrs. K as we explore the wonders of the world. This month we’ll explore our closest star and the changing seasons. Ages 4-6. Please register.

Saturday, Sept. 10 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Pokemon Fun! – Bring your cards and accessories for a fun morning of Pokemon-themed play, prizes, and crafts! Ages 6-12.

Saturday, Sept. 10 (2-3 p.m.) Brick Builders – Bring your ideas and imagination to the club! Ages 3-12. Lego and Duplo bricks provided.

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Volume 8, Issue 17, Posted 11:14 AM, 09.07.2016

Porter Library seeks new trustee

Westlake Porter Public Library is currently accepting applications for a position on the board of trustees that starts on Jan. 1, 2017. The position will become available when Alayne Fodor’s term expires on Dec. 31.

The board, the policy-making body of the library, is composed of seven members. The library board’s primary responsibilities are approving library policies, setting the budget, hiring a director and fiscal officer and advocating for the library. Terms are seven years with a maximum of two terms. Library board meetings are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m.

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:49 AM, 08.16.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

The disappearance of Beverly Potts 65 years ago this month baffled Cleveland and remains one of the city's most haunting mysteries. On Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., Dr. James Badal and Mark Wade Stone will join us at the Bay Village branch library to discuss the disappearance of the ten year old and the subsequent police investigation. Please join us for more insight in to one of Cleveland's biggest mysteries.

CHILDREN

Storytimes: Our weekly storytimes are on hiatus for the month of August. Please join us at the times below in September. 

Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Thursday, Aug. 18 (2 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Grades 3-4: Join us to discuss "Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics" by Chris Grabenstein. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion. A parent/guardian must sign a release form before the program.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (7 p.m) Mad Scientists: Catapults – Grades K-2: Join us for a hands-on science program building simple catapults and competing in target practice.

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:49 AM, 08.16.2016

Travel Club: Photography

You always take pictures when you travel, of course. You may do it because you want to capture the moment, go down memory lane at some time in future. You may do it because you want to tell a story or have some other reason for doing it.

If you want some tips to make your photos better from an experienced photographer with a uniquely creative eye, come to Westlake Porter Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. Mr. Daniel Smith will talk about how best to take images of landscapes and cityscapes.

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:49 AM, 08.16.2016

Porter Library receives clean audit

Westlake Porter Public Library has passed its recent audit, which means auditors found no weaknesses or deficiencies in the library’s financial management and record-keeping. In addition, the library was found to be in compliance with the laws, regulations, contracts and other agreements it is required to meet. This continues the library’s longstanding record of successful audits.

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:48 AM, 08.16.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

As the world celebrates the Summer Olympics, the Bay Village branch library is hosting a few programs to help children feel part of this massive event. Children in grades 1-4 can learn about South America through folktales, crafts, and music on Wednesday, Aug. 10. And on Friday, Aug. 12, the Children's Museum of Cleveland will join us to let children ages 2-3 try out kid-friendly variations of the games. Please see below for more details on these events and other upcoming programs at the library.

CHILDREN

Storytimes: Our weekly storytimes are on hiatus for the month of August. Please join us again in September. In the meantime, we're still continuing our poolside storytimes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. through Aug. 24 at the Bay Village pool.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (2 p.m.) Say Ola to South America – Grades 1-4: Let’s travel to South America to get ready for the Olympics!You will experience the culture through folktales, music and crafts as you learn about the region and the inhabitants of this exotic locale.

Friday, Aug. 12 (10 a.m.) Little Olympians – Ages 2-3 with caregiver: Celebrate the spirit of the Olympic Games with the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. Learn about the sports featured in the Olympics and try out a kid-friendly variations of the games. Practice balance in rhythmic gymnastics and make a ribbon twirler. Everyone’s a champion!

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Volume 8, Issue 15, Posted 9:11 AM, 08.02.2016

August events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Aug. 1-27 – Westlake-Westshore Arts Council’s Community of Fine Arts Show

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (7-8 p.m.) Make a Difference: The Impact of Volunteering – Kirsten Frei-Herrmann of the Greater Cleveland Volunteers will discuss volunteering statistics, why people choose to volunteer and the impact of volunteering. She will also discuss volunteering as a career move as well as volunteering opportunities. Please register.

Wednesdays, Aug. 3 and 10 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesdays, Aug. 3 and 10 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, Aug. 4 and 11 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us as we explore some of the classic films from the genres of horror, science fiction and suspense. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 (7-8 p.m.) Art To Go: Armor from the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance – See and touch amazing works of art up to 4,000 years old from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Please register.

Friday, Aug. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird(er) Science: Geocaching – Designed to teach fundamental principles in an entertaining format, through demonstrations and activities. This month: we’ll learn about geocaching, and go on a library geocache! Grades 5-6. Please register.

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Volume 8, Issue 15, Posted 9:12 AM, 08.02.2016

Porter joins other county libraries in raising dialogue about social change

As communities across the nation grapple with the social implications of the shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas in the past month, libraries are stepping up to offer resources and support. Locally, Westlake Porter Public Library is joining with the eight other Cuyahoga County library systems in supporting community dialogue and offering resources and support in the aftermath of these events.

Issues of race, prejudice, inequity and violence are challenging topics, but they must be addressed in open, safe and productive conversations if we wish to move forward as a nation. As President Obama stated in his July 12 speech in Dallas, “If we cannot even talk about these things, if we cannot talk honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective, then we will never break this dangerous cycle.”

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Volume 8, Issue 15, Posted 9:14 AM, 08.02.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

CHILDREN

Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Thursdays (6:45 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, July 20 (2 p.m.) Building Bricks @ the Library – Grades K-3: Calling all LEGO fans! You bring the imagination and we’ve got the bricks! We’ll work through a few friendly challenges then share our creations. Registration required.

Thursday, July 21 (2 p.m.) Cookies and Books – Grades 3-4: Join us to discuss a good book. Copies of the book, "Rescue on the Oregon Trail" by Kate Messner, will be available one month before the discussion.

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Volume 8, Issue 14, Posted 9:50 AM, 07.19.2016

Porter Library hosts ice cream social on July 25

Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library invites you to their annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the library. The Social is the culminating event to celebrate the end of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream sundaes will be sold for $1. Come see The Big Daddies Band, have your face painted and join the cakewalk for just 50 cents. Bid on the silent auction, shop all day at the Portables Gift Shop Sidewalk Sale and take advantage of the Half-Price Sale at our used book store, the Book Nook. Musicians will be playing jazz in the Reading Garden so adults can sit and enjoy their ice cream while being entertained.

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Volume 8, Issue 14, Posted 9:42 AM, 07.19.2016

Bay Village Library Used Book Sale

The annual Summer Used Book Sale at the Bay Village Library branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library begins Saturday, July 23, at 9 a.m. and runs through Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Bay Village Library. Proceeds from the sale are used for upcoming library programs and activities. There is a large selection of books for readers of all ages as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and more. All materials have been categorized for easy shopping. Tuesday, the last day of the sale, is bag day when a full bag of books costs $1. Bags are provided by the library.

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Volume 8, Issue 14, Posted 9:50 AM, 07.19.2016

Bromfield Cafe to open at Porter Library

After a long search, the Westlake Porter Public Library Board of Trustees has announced that a new café will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Picc-A-Deli and Pulley’s at Porter. Owners CJ and Wendy Bromfield hope to open the café in July.

Bromfield Café plans to feature fair trade coffee and tea produced by Puro, a brand that offers coffee from seven fair trade cooperatives in South America. The café will also offer Puro Tea, as well as hot chocolate and other drinks, and small snacks. Bromfield also plans to survey customers to determine what other products they would like to see offered in the café.

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Volume 8, Issue 14, Posted 9:50 AM, 07.19.2016

July events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, July 6 and 13 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesday, July 6 (2-5 p.m.) Super Smash Bros Tournament – We're going head-to-head in an epic brawl! Test out your skills in Super Smash Bros for Wii U to see who will claim the tops spot and the ultimate prize! FREE pizza, snacks, and drinks will be served! Grades 6-12. Please register.

Wednesdays, July 6 and 13 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, July 7 and 14 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Horror Film Club – Join us as we explore some of the classic films from the genres of horror, science fiction and suspense. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Please register.

Thursdays, July 7 and 14 (2-4 p.m.) Teen Crafts – Drop in for a new creation each week! July 7: Zentangle Keychains and Coasters; July 14: Duct Tape Picture Frames. All supplies provided.

Friday, July 8 (10 a.m.-noon) Junior Video Game Creation – Get started making your own video games with Scratch, free software from MIT that you can use at home after the class ends. Bring your flash drive to save your game. Ages 8-10. Please register.

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Volume 8, Issue 13, Posted 9:29 AM, 07.06.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

The Bay Village Branch library has some great programs coming up. Join us at one of them or come browse through our books, DVDs, or AV collection. Whether you want to check out some new BBQ recipes, find that great beach read, or need a good family audiobook for a road trip, we can help you find it.

Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Game. It ends Aug. 6, so you still have time to participate. It's a fun way to keep all ages interested in reading over the summer. 

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Join us at the Bay Village pool for poolside storytimes. The poolside storytimes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there this summer!

Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Thursdays (6:45 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages

Wednesday, July 6 (7 p.m.) Wonderful World of Bubbles – Prepare to be amazed at this spectacular show! You won’t believe your eyes as the Bubble Lady herself creates bubbles like you’ve never seen before!

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Volume 8, Issue 13, Posted 9:30 AM, 07.06.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

This year commemorates 75 years since H.A. Rey's classic tale "Curious George" was published. This curious monkey has been entertaining children through books and television ever since. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of this beloved classic, children ages 3-7 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the Bay Village branch library on Monday, June 27, at 6:45 p.m. for a Curious George celebration. We'll have stories, activity stations and fun!

On Wednesday, June 22, 6 p.m., join your friends, neighbors and library staff for a scoop of yummy Mitchell's ice cream at our annual ice cream social. Enjoy your tasty treat and the cool musical stylings of the Desmond and Molly band.

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Join us at the Bay Village pool for poolside storytimes. The poolside storytimes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there this summer!

Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Thursdays (6:45 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 9:36 AM, 06.21.2016

June events at Westlake Porter Public Library

Wednesdays, June 8 and 15 (10:15 & 11 a.m.) Let’s Sing and Dance! – Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy! For children ages 2-6 with a caregiver. Please arrive early to receive a ticket.

Wednesdays, June 8 and 15 (4-5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays, June 9 and 16 (6:30-8 p.m.) Bow Wow Books – Stop by the Youth Services Department and sign your child up for a 10-minute reading time with a reading therapy dog! Bring your own book or choose one of ours. Registration begins each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8 (noon-1:30 p.m.) Lunch & Learn Speaker Series – Guest speakers join Career Transition Center to present informative and timely topics for job seekers. Bring your lunch; learn and grow. Coffee provided. This month’s topic: "New Economy, New Rules of the Game."

Wednesday, June 8 (7-8:30 p.m.) Genealogy Basics, Too – Learn how to do advanced searches with Ancestry.com and get an introduction to other online resources. Includes hands-on research. Please register.

Thursday, June 9 (7 p.m.) Non-Fiction Book Discussion – The June selection is "Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist" by Tanya Byron.

Friday, June 10 (4-5:30 p.m.) Weird(er) Science – Designed to teach fundamental principles in an entertaining format, through demonstrations and activities. This month: design and make your own kite! Grades 5-6. Please register.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:40 AM, 06.07.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village Branch Library

It's that time of year again, our annual ice-cream social! Join your friends, neighbors and library staff for a scoop of yummy Mitchell's ice cream at the Bay Village branch library on Wednesday, June 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy your tasty treat and the cool musical stylings of The Desmond and Molly Band, as well as a visit from The Fairytale Foundation princesses.

As a convenience to our customers, Cuyahoga County Public Library branches recently began selling postage stamps, offices supplies, and RTA bus passes. Stop by the Bay Village branch library to pick up any items you may need.

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Join us at the Bay Village pool for poolside storytimes. The poolside storytimes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there this summer!

Storytimes: Caregivers and their children are invited to enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, books and stories together. No registration is required.

  • Mondays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (10 a.m.) Toddler Storytime – ages 19-35 months.
  • Tuesdays (6:45 p.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
  • Wednesdays (10 a.m.) Baby and Me Storytime – ages birth-18 months
  • Thursdays (10 a.m.) Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 (not yet in kindergarten)
  • Thursdays (6:45 p.m.) Sensory Storytime – Geared for children who are developmentally at the preschool level and specifically designed for children with special needs and their families. The program incorporates a schedule board, double visuals and sensory opportunities for participants as well as socialization time following the program.
  • Fridays (10 a.m.) Family Storytime – for all ages
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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:53 AM, 06.07.2016

Upcoming programs at Bay Village branch library

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, we start thinking summer fun! The Bay Village branch library has a variety of activities to keep your children busy during the upcoming summer months. Besides our weekly in-library storytimes, we'll also be hosting a storytime at the Bay Village pool on Monday and Tuesday afternoons starting June 13 at 2 p.m. Our popular Book Buddies program starts back up on June 22 and we have some fun STEM programs – Project Bridge and Light Up Your Summer.

Also, children and adults can sign up for Cuyahoga County Public Library's summer reading program, "Get in the Game: Read." Keep track of your reading and you'll have a chance to win prizes. Pre-registration has started. CCPL is also hosting a variety of  camps for children of all ages this summer. Visit cuyahogalibrary.org for more information on what is being offered.

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

Storytimes start back up on May 31. Also, starting on June 6, join us at the Bay Village pool for poolside storytimes. The poolside storytimes will be held on Monday and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We hope to see you there this summer!

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 9:51 AM, 05.17.2016

Porter Library parking lot to be closed for resealing

Westlake Porter Public Library’s parking lot will be closed for resealing and striping on Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30. There will be no access to the drive-up book drops while the parking lot is closed. The library will be closed on May 29 and 30 in observance of Memorial Day, making it an ideal time for performing the annual maintenance. The re-sealing and re-striping will be done weather-permitting.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 9:49 AM, 05.17.2016